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police are responsing -- responding. >>> there is a pretty steady rain over parts of the city and also into east bay. we'll take a closer look at it coming up on this last system. second hour of the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day it's wednesday, december 5th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. steve is here. we've been watching a lot of our live pictures. rain is coming down pretty steady. >> some rain, some no rain at all. things are lighting up. things have been picking up kind of steady around san francisco, and birkly. you can see that line right there. the heaviest looks to be daly city and san francisco. we'll take a closer look at this in five minutes. >>> let's take a live look at the lafayette this is highway 24. you can see traffic moving pretty well there westbound as you make your way to the caldecott tunnel. it is pretty wet out there. we got a lot of puddles. definitely take it easy. this is a look at highway 237. traffic is flowing well in both directions. let's head back to the desk. >>> there
'll tell you whether weather this is happening in the city -- tell you where this is happening in the city and why this is happening. >>> time now for the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day middle of the week. it's wednesday december 5th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. thank you for waking up with us. steve says little drizzly out there. will it last most of the day? >> right rain. there has been a little heavier out toward hercules. it's coming through. but again this is far weeker than anything we have seen. but still rain is here. but overall this is a much weaker system we will get rain throughout the day. we'll take a closer look at this rain. >>> this is a look at highway 24 through lafayette. and 880 near the oakland coliseum traffic is moving pretty well. it is wet out there. we do have an accident we want to tell you about coming up in a couple minutes. let's head back to the desk. >>> topping our news this morning police in berkeley are still on the scene where a bicyclist was shot and killed outside of a middle school. we will
. coming up the options before the high court and how the city ever san francisco is preparing for the court's decision. >>> time now 5:07. we'll be talking all morning about how dangerous it is driving. you had a scary drive. >> it was really intense. >> tara, what is happening out there now? t's very scary in sonoma county where the flash flood warning is in effect until 5:22 this morning. there is several spinouts reported by chp. really take it easy. especially around big rigs it takes longer for them to brake. let's take live pictures here. this is in pleasanton you can we have all lanes shout down. a big rig crashed spreading debris on the roadway. claudine wong will have an update at 5:30. we're also hearing reports of another big rig accident on this stretch near the altamont pass at the greenville exit. it looks like a truck went down the embankment. this is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. traffic flowing okay. we do have very wet conditions and a high wind advisory in effect on the span. highway 4 through bay point your commute is looking pretty good. again we do
chambers joins us with the new plan. good afternoon, paul. >>reporter: good afternoon. members of the city council rules and legislation committee talked about the plans that they say is needed to make the city of oakland a lot safer. there's a population of 400,000 people, but only 626 officers on the street. some of the things being proposed, oakland police are moving 20 officers to the streets, but before that they have to hire 20 civilians to take their place. they're also working on a contract that would let police patrol the streets and building an academy. >> our police officers will be able to respond much quicker and there will be a much more visible presence. >>reporter: these issues will go before council. n january for a vote. i'll continue to work on this story. coming up at 5, you'll hear from the police chief about the proposals. >>> we're back on storm watch this noontime preparing for the next weather disturbance to hit the bay area. it is expected to be bigger than the fast moving storm that moved through yesterday. two more storms are on their way, and they're both going
've really stepped it up, bringing extra crews to be extra vigilant. going around the city to look for problems before they surface to make sure there's plenty of prevention going on. >> reporter: all of their crews will be on call tomorrow, roaming the streets looking for flooding and trees down by very strong winds. in addition sandbags have been made available to residents. >> the sandbags are something we always have them on hand but we just ordered 5,000 new ones to come in this morning so they're ready to go for the residents. >> reporter: this city crew spend the -- spent the morning in ocean beach. a near certainly that the waves we saw today will pail in comparison to what we'll see later this week. >> it's hard to surf when it's big like that. >> i bet. >> reporter: with that gail warning kicking in early this morning. the coast guard is urging boaters to use extra caution and to make sure before the storm hits that their boats are tied up because when those break lose, the coast guard or other agencies have to respond tieing up valuable resources. in pacifica, ken pritc
the city is using to target taggers, paul. >> julie, graffiti is a huge problem in the city of oakland. take a look at it yourself. this entire side of the building has been defaced but today the city council members and business owners took the first step at combating the problem. you can see graffiti almost everywhere you look. an eyesore to many especially the owner of mido a new restaurant near jack london square. >> we selected the color because we wanted to kind of beautify this corner. it's bad enough we get a lot of trash that's dumped here on the side. >> reporter: silvi kwra mccollow and her husband opened the restaurant two years ago, since then they have spent a lot of money painting over the graffiti. >> being a brand new restaurant we're just struggling to you know, stay afloat inside. we're focusing on the restaurant. >> a lot of graffiti goes up and takes a lot of time, kind of messes up the neighborhood i feel like a little bit. but we end up painting over it a couple of times a month. >> reporter: business owners feel like they're at the mercy of the taggers and now t
francisco. new at 6:00, ktvu david stevenson is live in the city, in the trouble spots where the workers are keeping a close eye on tonight. david? >> that's right. the sandbags are the city's front lines against flooding, es specially in the neighborhood that was hit hard earlier this year. >> under gray skies and falling rain, san francisco's department of public works this morning rushed to release sandbags to residents. the city stockpile several hundred bags for distribution. >> given out approximately 200 sandbags so far. clearing catch basins and the areas flowing leaves. we've had a couple of minor incidents with trees coming down. >> the skies cleared by midday leaving behind flooding that prompted the park service to close the highway. this man's car died moments after he drove through the intersection. >> i went through the puddle and, a car just stalled. i guess the water just went into the hood. >> fear of flooding is strongest in the city's mission district. heavy rain in april flooded an apartment building including a restaurant. >> the water wants to pool here. this used
video. butler pled guilty already and is serving eight years in prison. >>> last night, the city held the third of four public meetings for the police chief search. they are asking people what qualities they want to see. this comes at a name when the -- at a time when the department is working with low more al. >> we have a very talented -- morale. >> we have a very talented staff we are. anyone that would like to apply, can apply. >> now moore is retiring almost two years after he took the job. >>> police in new york city have released surveillance video of a suspect who they say pushed another man on the tracks of an oncoming train where he was struck and killed. he said the suspect can be scene harassing the man before he was hit. witnesses say the victim shouted at the train driver to shout and desperately tried to climb on the platform before he was struck. >> i saw the train pull into the station, about three quarters into the station. you almost heard a thud. >> reporter: witnesses say the suspect in the video was mumbling to himself before the attack. if the suspect does have
into the city right now. we can show you 580 westbound and then also up in the pittsburgh antioch area, slow going there on highway 4 as you make your way towards concord. last but not least, 280 san jose and traffic is moving along pretty well. 6:07 here is steve. >>> cloudy skies, now last hour, there has been some light rain in mendocino and down to salina, it is cloudy and a few areas of fog. this system is considerably weaker than the one we have and it looks like we will pick it up later tonight into tomorrow and nothing close to the systems. still a lot of cloud cover and tonight into tomorrow morning. you can see it tries to pick things up but it will stay but we need the low to move in and that will not be until tonight. there is 5:00 and that might be a little overdone but the evening commute has a better opportunity for rain. the front will move through tomorrow morning and after that we'll see a pattern change. a little bit of rain up towards lake county and into mendocino, but right now it seems to be about clover dale and north, so far not in the north bay but if it is, it is
intense squall line through crescent city. that's our system. it'll move slowly. it's still back out here but in advance you could get warm sector rain. that would be over the north bay. clear lake had some rain but now just cloudy. i -- could be round windsor, santa rosa, i think that will be today's event if there is any rain. on the southern edge until tonight and then the heavy rain. this system on its way. today is that in between day. the cloud, rain forecast starts to bring it in by tonight and then by about five, six it starts to move toward napa. it'll be into lake county and then it sits there. it doesn't move until late tonight. there in lies what could be a lot of rain. this is tomorrow morning. when it's coming over us. it may take a while to get to -- the south bay but it'll be there tonight and then hang out. napa county, lake county. for us a very mild day. some light rain but the heavy rain tonight, tomorrow morning. we get a break friday night, saturday, monday does look dry. >> all right. thank you. we are back on storm watch this morning, the second of several storms
francisco city hall is preparing for a rush of same sex couples that want to marry and there is a plan for a large celebration on monday night if same sex marriage becomes legal again in california. >>> time now is 4:38. tara is in for sal this morning. it will be a rough compute. there are a lot of tree limbs down. >> i think we will be really busy today letting folks know what is beginning on out there. chp i do not envy them. we do have a flash flood warning in effect for sonoma county until 5:22 this morning. we also have a high wind advisory along the bay bridge. right now we will head outside and take a look at the east shore freeway. traffic is moving along fairly slowly which is a good idea during the rainy and windy conditions to go the speed limit or slower. up next we have a look at the bay bridge toll plaza where traffic is froing pretty-- flowing pretty well. we have a lot of puddles around this area. and finally we have a map here where claudine is. also mud slide we want to mention on 101 northbound at west railroad avenue two lanes now open but all lanes had been shut
. >> reporter: if that water line broken, the neighborhood would have been evacuated. now the city will work on a long-term fix here. but a new bridge likely won't be built until spring and in the meantime mountain view drive will remain closed. we are liveness morning in lafayette alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. >>> classes at a marin county middle school are canceled because of a weekend storm. white hill middle school suffered significant flooding damage. the principal also says much of the campus is covered in mud. school officials have not yet decided when classes will resume. >>> this morning people who live in napa county are keeping a close eye on the napa river. the river is expected to stay below flood stage while the flooding isn't as bad as many people feared, several feet of water are covering a peach orchard. the water also flooded roads and vineyards. >> pretty flooded coming down deer park and silver are doe and deer park where the peach trees are. >> one of the hardest hit areas was mount st. helena. forecasters say the russian river won't jump its banks afterall. a flood
this. this is in bell fast where the city council voted to stop displaying the union flag. loyalists were upset about it. about 1,000 of them tried to storm the city council building. >> it must have been a highly contested issue to have almost a split vote within the city council as it was. people must have been paying close attention and then to have this much violence is shocking. >> city council members were saying this is not the image. police are saying we could have shut the city down but did not expect this type of reaction. and who would to a city council decision? >>> if you are watching the show right now with your laptop or tablet in hand -- >> we have video to go. >> no need to change the channel. just head to rightthisminute.com. >> there you will find an extra video for all you multi tke. click on best of watch. >> when you are done we'll see you right back here. >>> and still to come dad breaks some heartbreaking news to his son. >> here comes the tears. his face so sad. the dad is trying to console him. >> are you okay? >> find out what made this little boy burst int
and so does the sandbag operation. city workers say residents have filled 40,000 tons of sand. near the napa river many spent is their saturday blocking openings in case the river overflows its bank. as for downtown, city leaders tell us napas a years long project is two-thirds complete and believe those measures will protect the area. >> we're looking at our modeling and our flood project improvements and we're anticipating that what we have done to protect the community from flooding will keep the river in its banks within the city based on the projections of rainfall amounts. >> reporter: city leaders and member of the flood district will meet torte. if it rains more than expected they will open a emergency center to send out help wherever needed live in napa, lorraine blanco, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the russian river is also creating avenuity for sonoma county residents where the river expected to get dangerously close to flood stage in the next few hours. ktvu's jade hernandez was in flood-prone guerneville and joins us live from a fire station in forestville. >> reporter: th
limb or fell over. >> the city of san jose has free sand bags ready for residents and its equipment is ready to go. >> as soon as it starts raining they'll be out in the street. >> reporter: one problem? the colorful fall leaves clogging storm drains. >> at the peak there were 18,700 people without power. i just talked to p and g and they tell us there's about 150 customers in the dark. they expect to have them back online by 7:00 a.m. >>> storm number one went through during the morning commute. it made a mess. it was wet and windy the check out the rainfall totals. not a heavy rain event as far as winter storms, but it was went. over an inch in santa rosa. what does it mean? well we're doing real well year to date. 102% in santa rosa. 106% of average in san francisco. 59% of average in san jose. here's a promise i will make you. when we come back on monday, all the averages are going to be well over 100% of average. 100, 125% of average. your complete forecast coming up. >>> crews worked to remove a tree that is leaning on some power lines. >> there was kind of a flash boom and th
the ground. it was a big boom. >> reporter: so now the city is working on a long-term fix out here for this area, perhaps they will put in some sop find kind of -- some kind of a rack so they can catch a lot of the debris that tends to run down the creek when they get a heavy rain storm. this repair work will take several months. a new bridge will likely not be built until the spring. and mountain view drive that connects a lot of folks in the neighborhood to downtown la fayette will remain closed. so an inconvenience for people who live in the area. alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right, alex. >>> 7:03. residents in napa still county still closely watching the napa river. but there's good news -- the river is expected to stay below flood stage. several roads cover a peach orchard and several other vineyards were flooded. >> deer park, silverado, pretty flooded, where the peachtrees are. >> reporter: and st. helena, recorded almost 4 inches of rain in just 24 hours. the flood warning for the russian river has been canceled. forecasters say it will not jump over the banks
federal reserves are invited to attend. >>> and san jose city hall includes 3 glass pedals that unfold on the outside revealing a series of years inside and it is a small scale version of a public art project. this is a winning tee sign asking them to use silicone technology but the proposed final sculpture would cost $20 million. >>> there are reports that pro- football players are taking viagra to make them more athletic. how does it sound to you? or is it legal? that controversy is coming up at 6:24. tara is covering for sal, things are starting to get bad at the toll plaza? >>> it is funny how things can change in a matter of minutes. let's look at the toll plaza, 10 minute wait into san francisco and up next, we have a live look through bay point and for westbound, tack on a couple of extra minutes and 237, near milpitas, it seems to be moving licely as you drive towards sunny veil, here is steve. >>> cloudy and mild, coming in tonight into tomorrow, it has ramped up the temperatures 60 degrees for crying out loud. and for the morning commute, point north, mostly cloudy day today.
safer. ktvu's paul chambers is here and tells us how the plan will work. >> the city is in diker straits. more homicides than all of last year. today the chief and counsel members gave us information on how to combat crime. >> reporter: a population near 400,000 but there are only 626 police officers to parole the streets. leaving the city at a disadvantage when dealing with criminals. but the chief has a plan that will add 24 officers on the weekend. >> asking police officers to provide over time. >> our streets are under siege. having coverage, having protection for the citizens i think is what we need to work on. >> the chief is doing just that. two officers have been added to the gang investigation unit and working with the atf. also some officers have been reassigned to improve staffing. that is just the beginning. >> $10 million increase in revenues. there is nothing more important that we should spend the money on than public safety. >> the money will be used to hire two civilians. that way 20 more officers rill be free to work the street -- will be free to work the stre
will be a long- term inconvenience. for residents out of town. likely the city will not rush into a repair and, instead, engine a long-lasting improvement for this creek. a trash rack that will not clog as easily. >> it is not an easiy fix. >> no. we are hoping it is quick. i have teenagers that want to take showers. >> reporter: ona few homes are without water. one without gas. so, it is a small scale outage but a big 20 foot sinkhole. a lesson that trash, scrap wood and furniture does not belong in a backyard creek. the next step tomorrow is to dig the debris out of the creek and secure the hole. we are live in lafayette. ktvu channel 2 news. >> meantime, in pittsburg, people on the scene said there were more than 2 dozen motorists that ended up with nat tires after hitting the pothole, including a family that were on their way to see the raiders game. >> we hit a pothole and our air bags went off. so i got out to check the tires and they were blown. >> cal transsent out a crew to re-- caltrans sent out a crew to repair the road. >>> we are live to see the damage the floodwaters left behind
at city hall where the assassinations took place on this day 34 years ago. on the steps of city hall, people gathered to remember the two slain leaders. mayor george mascone and harvey milk the city's first openly gay supersraoeup super -- supervisor. family members say the two men were trail blazers for civil rights. and the dispair on november 27, 1978 within they were gunned down by former supervisor dan white has now turned into hope. >> we will not stop until we have equality across the globe and that is what tonight means. >> reporter: with candles in hand, hundreds marched from city hall to the castro reflecting on the impact of the assassination. >> it mean as great deal. it means our freedom. >> i met mayor mascone the year before he was assassinated -- >> reporter: this man tells us he was only 19 at the time. he said these two leaders gave the gay community the courage to deal with the aids epidemic. >> that lit a fire under myself and my fellow activists. >> reporter: the mood was upbeat when the march ended. a memorial has been set up to celebrate the life of harvey mil
-- culvert. >> reporter: fox says he's challenged city engineers to build a better pipe for the roadway. the city had this in place but the amount that came flowing down was too much. >> if you look at the amount of the debris that's on the west side of the creek, i think you can only conclude this was unavoidable. >> reporter: kirk patterson lives a couple of doors away from the sinkhole and says this creek has overflowed many times before. >> we've had floods before and it's gone over the road like yesterday. it's just a matter of time. >> reporter: running water is back on in this neighborhood for all but a handful of houses. but the city manager says this road will likely be shut down for months as crews install a storm drain that can handle the intense rainfall we saw yesterday. alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the united states is warning syria it will cross a line if it uses chemical weapons against rebels in that country. this is video of troops who battled insurgents in aleppo. intelligence agencies from the u.s. and other countries say they've seen evidence in recent day
, still strong emotions. despite a large group of nudists at city hall -- >> shame on you! shame on you! >> reporter: -- the public nudity ban barely passed during its first vote in late november. but for allen he didn't want it passed at all. >> you have the action of a small group of people is what's going on. >> reporter: public nudity is at the forefront once again. it passed first time in a 6-5 vote. >> i don't think the ban is necessary. i think san francisco is a really open place. i don't have a problem with public nudity. i think people can clues or not to -- can choose or not to. >> if i had children, i wouldn't want them having to look at that. it's not -- it makes me angry. >> reporter: if passed, the ordinance would effectively put a ban on nudity in most places. the exceptions to the ban would be during permitted parades, fairs and festivals. at first this woman was for public nudity and expression but with a family now, she's for the ban instead. >> i didn't have a problem at all. but when the die-hard nudists -- now it seems to have gone a bit far. >> reporter: nudists s
thursday and friday. >>> 4:38 is the time. protestors got naked during a big vote at san francisco city hall. where the nudest plan to take their fight next. >>> and a man is pushed to his death at a new york city subway station. the arrest police could make soon and why a newspaper photographer is under fire. >>> you can see that the rain definitely coming down this morning. we'll have more traffic hot spots coming up. >>> born. cloudy skies. light rain moving through. heavier amounts have been to the north. this will be a drizzly, light rain day. it's the last in the series and then we will dry out. >>> time now 4:42. president obama continues to focus on the looming fiscal cliff. first the president will speak to and answer questions from members of the business round table an association of chief executive officers of leading u.s. companies. later in the day president obama will address a conference of native american tribal leaders. both groom groups say they are concerned about automatic tax increases and spending cuts that will kick in come january 1st if congress doesn't act. bo
crashing down early this morning. in san francisco city crews spent this day clearing out clogged drains and the public works department says it's expected to be a weekend long task. you can see one of the biggest rocks actually blocked one of the lanes forcing drivers to slow down and go around it. we have team coverage for you tonight. chief meteorologist bill martin is in the ktvu weather center where he's been tracking the storm all day. maureen naylor is standing by but we begin with jana katsuyama where it's been raining. in healdsburg. >> reporter: see how wet the ground is, all of that water is seeping into the ground and ending up in local rivers and streams this is the russian river. you can see how fast it is going. it could reach near flood levels by the time the next storm finishes. rain is drenching almost soaked roads. areas stream, rivers and low lying areas are flooding. with two storms down there's still one more to go. a storm watch is in effect. >> the storm surge is down 2- 1/2 feet below the bottom of the bridge. >> reporter: although water levels dropped today wit
an eddy. >> reporter: so now the city will begin to work on a long- term fix out here. perhaps they will put in some sort of a rack of some kind to catch debris that flows down the creek. but in all likelihood it will be a number of months. it may not be until spring until they entirely rebuild this bridge out here on mountain view drive. in the meantime this roadway will obviously remain closed as all that repair work goes on opinion inconvenience for a lot of people that live in this area. they will have to find an alternate route. live this morning in lafayette alex savidge. >>> time now 6:03. residents still closely watching the napa river. but there is some good news this morning. the river is expected to stay below flood stage. several feet of water still cover a peach orchard. the water also flooded several roads and some vineyards. >>> and this morning the power is out for hundreds of people. in fact, 2200 people have no electricity around the bay area. here are the latest numbers we just got them in from pg&e. the north bay and east bay more than 600 customers have no
be repaired in time for tomorrow. more now from amber lee, live in the city, where she just got an upclose look at the blown transformer causing the outage. >> reporter: right now, you can see the caution tape is up, keeping passengers from trying to get inside the train station. >> it's a blown fuse. >> reporter: john haley, muni director of transit showed the blown transformer. he says crews will be working through the night to try to fix the problem before tomorrow morning's commute. >> we know it's not the outside feed from pg and e, and we know the problem is within our hardware. >> reporter: as for commuters tonight, it was a headache getting to their destination. as late as 8:00 p.m., we found passengers still at a loss. >> i didn't know there was a shut down at all. i'm trying to get home. i just had a french class after work. >> reporter: other passengers braved long lines to board a bus bridge at the embarcadero. >> it's going to drop me off away from my house. i've got to catch another bus. it's just a problem. >> reporter: a station agent tried to help travelers. >> you can tak
to a clogged storm drain. this is video taken today as the city works to try a temporary fix. officials say permanent repairs may not be finished until spring. >>> live storm tracker 2 lit up and going. we have rain falling. you saw ken up in petaluma, light showers there. more significant rain showing up toward czar and healdsburg. you can see the santa rosa area, there's mendocino avenue. moderate rainfall, a little heavier than what ken's seeing. compared to what we did see, this is more showery activity. if you are driving up 101er to petaluma, you ever some wet roads, not flooding. the wipers are on moderate or enter mitt ntd. then you head toward pacific arks some showers coming onshore north right here near the edge mar area. out toward the portola valley arks reports of sprinkles here. a little activity out here toward the market street area. you get the picture. back out the east bay, what's going on? we got nothing. in the next few hours i suspect we'll see showers move into some of the east bay corridors. the real story will than morning commute. that's when the strongest dynamic
whether same sex marriage will be legal in california and in san francisco city hall, preparations are being made. tomorrow the supreme court will meet and decide if they will hear an appeal for the voter approved ban on same sex in california. in the court tee sides not to take on the case, same sex marriage would be legal within a week or so. >> we already have an infrastructure to expedite marriage licenses and they are excited about whether this should occur. if the supreme court tee sides to take the case, that would delay a ruling until next june. >>> an online donation site has been set up for two sisters killed on black friday. the girls died when their family's suv ran into a parked cruiser in palo alto. two other sisters and their parents were injured. they want to raise $10,000 part of which will go towards an engraved memorial and the rest will go to members of the family. >>> there are still questions raised about the brutal killing of two teenage girls. they were best friends. the two were gunned down 6:00 sunday morning. both girls were shot multiple times. >> i thin
the rain has picked up. the wind died down a little bit. that is slam city right there. pleasanton also out toward livermore and fremont. and also now pushing out toward discovery bay. for more let's check in on highway 17. alex savidge is there. i think he's right in the middle of it there. >> reporter: it feels like we're in the middle of a band of this rain coming through here. it's been very steady ever since we aryed here at the summit. right along highway 17. i want to show you one of the big concerns. along with all the water on the roadways is this kind of thing. down branches and the debris that will build up along the highways. especially on highway 17. here's the roadway and you can get a live look at what it looks like. this is what drivers are facing as they come up and over the pass from the south bay and head into santa cruz. highway 17 stretch outs drive this morning. we drove up here from san jose a lot of standing water on the roadway. a lot of the blind turns when that water ticks up from the car in front of you it can be hairy to say the least. no accidents have been rep
in the city and county officials will be needing an hour from now to talk about what is next when this rhetoric is the flood stage. you have to wind and rain causing major problems for anyone driving the roads. we will show you a major accident. >> this is happening right now. a flash flood warning has been issued for napa and sonoma counties until 8:00 a.m. rainfall rates behind the very intent. >> in addition to the heavy rain, the winds are blowing very strong. i will take look at those coming up. s-sierra complete bay area news coverage continues. this is mornings on two periods and a good morning. this sunday, december 2nd. i am cloudy and warm periods in the the storm moved in late last night and it still hitting the bay area hard. right now we have live team coverage. allie rasmus is live on the napa river. urologist rosemary and chief meteorologist bill martin. though, what's happening? >> if you've been with us last hour or so, we've been talking about it. the heaviest rain moving through the bay area. we are seeing rainfall accumulations of an inch an hour. that's what y
, as they are heading into the city, traffic is moving nicely. a 3-car are accident caused some major accidents. >> major injury accident causing massive delays into main county and now it is -- into marin county. >> reporter: that was after 8:00. that was a car traveling southbound and crashed into two cars headed in the opposite direction. chp said no major injuries reported in the accident. traffic was literally at a stand still. northbound traffic was stopped completely and southbound traffic was stopped intermittently while they stopped the accident. >> they were not moving anywhere. and they were running out of gas or their batteries died and we were headed towards the accident. traffic was at a crawl. they had to make changes to the work day or where they were going and they were running very late. >> i am like 30, 40 minutes late. >> i think every time, it is starting to be rainy, it is crazy, every time. >> it will slow us down. but it will not stop us. >> we are out this the city selling wine, so. we will see what happens. >> i am in a pickle because i have a 10:00 a.m. important call
morning news. >>> and city leaders are asking for advanced warning in the event same sex marriage becomes formally legalized. california's voter approve ban on gay marriage and if the high court refuses to hear proposition 8 would stand and become legal in california. san francisco city leaders say if it happens, they would need at least 24 hours to prepare for a flood of marriage license requests. >>> cat williams is in trouble with the law again and just weeks ago he was arrested in oakland on suspicion of a salt. coming up, why he may face new charges in sacramento. >>> and any are not -- and they are not sure whether they can shoot birds to keep them from planes. if shooting blank fail to scare them away, permanent employees may be allowed to use bird shot. they deferred that proposal to be talked about later. >>> there is a sky show on the way right now the final lunar eclipse of the year. and even if our cloudy rainy skies are there, you will be unlikely to notice the stage -- unlikely to notice the stage of theee lips and that will happen at -- eclipse than will happen at 6:00 this
neighbors say the tree is between a home an a city park so it's still unclear who is responsible for the tree. we have crews all over the bay area tonight and let's begin the storm watch coverage with ktvu john sasaki live in sellmo. >> the roads are very wet. and it's across the st. francis drake, that flooded the town several years ago. that's why the people grow concern about the dangers of flooding. >> it's a small town that let's visitors feel like they are away from it all. then something like this could change the mood entirely. rain pounded the town this morning an the series of storms set to drench the north bay. >> i think i'm getting numb. >> less than three quarters of an inch of rain fell here. meteorologist told me, the next couple of rounds through sunday could add another six inches. >> that's going to be interesting. i don't know what to do at the moment. maybe tonight, i will put some sandbag up. >> this is the goodwill store called georgy and willow. >> the town has been diligent. and that's the thing, with any kind of warning, any kind of preparation and with
. the city of pleasant hill is one of many places where people can fill up sandbags for their homes and businesses. this man told us he wants to be prepared because it's not just one day of rain but several in a row. for areas where you can pick up free sandbags. go to ktvu.com. >>> a car pile up left one car on top of another. it happened just before 3:30 in the northbound lanes at the capital expressway off ramp. it's not clear if the crash was weather related but the road was wet at the time. one person suffered minor injuries. >>> your friday morning commute could be bad or really bad depending on the speed and timing of this storm. amber lee is live now in marin county where she's been asking road crews what they've been doing to prevent problems on the roadway. >> reporter: it's quite windy out here. we're by the lucky drive expressway. an area that likely gets flooded with the storms. we spoke to a tow truck driver who says he expects the calls to double with the heavy rain. >> with the heavy wind we've been having, the water tends to back up a little bit -- a little bit mor
court ruling would take hold legalizing same sex marriage in california. san francisco city officials tell us they are ready to perform marriages as soon as tomorrow. >> we will be ready with volunteers that we already have in place and volunteers who are being trained today. we'll have a one-stop shop for anyone who wants to get married. >> reporter: and we are waiting for word from the court. we'll bring it for you here on channel 2. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns ktvu channel 2 news. >>> last night president obama congratulates zone people honored for -- seven people honored for their lifetime culture. among the honorees ballerina natal yeah. david letterman. dust tin hoff man. and the surviving members of led zeppelin. >>> time now 5:14. let's check in with tara. >> we have that big accident in livermore that looks like that scene has been moved over to the shoulder. eastbound traffic should be flowing okay on 580. allie rasmus will have an update on the high speed chp pursuit. now let's head outside. we can take a live look at sf. this is 101. you can see there
were there as an unusual protest unfolded at city hall. >> reporter: that's right. the ban on public nudity passed its second and final vote. that led to yet another naked protest inside city hall. >> colleagues asked that we temporarily recess this meeting. >> nudists protested as san francisco supervisors gave their final approval to a ban on public nudity. the nudists are anticipating a court battle to restore what they see as their first amendment rights. >> we will continue fighting this no matter what it takes until this legislation is dead. >> one supervisor says he created the ordinance after years of complaints primarily from gay men living in the castro district. >> it will still be legal to be nude on a beach, to be nude at folsom street fair, bay to breakers, pride. >> been a takes effect february 1. >> there are so many families and people who have told me they're really sorry they can't come to the neighborhood anymore because of this. >> for others public nudity is what makes san francisco and the castro district unique. >> castro's fabulous. everything goes here. anyt
showers, in the city, san francisco getting wet along the coastline. for today we are breezy, cloudy conditions, soggy conditions, but we will start to see a bit of a break-in to the afternoon. advisories in place already in the third of storms coming our way. i will show you the timeline and bring you details coming up. >> it has been a wild week of weather. we are not done yet. want to give you a live look outside. interstate 80, rain water on the roadway. two hands onto wheel. we will see scattered showers throughout the bay area before the next powerful punch flows through. yesterday's heavy wind and rain cause power outages. >>> most of the bay area will be under a flash flood watch through the weekend, a break-in the weather has helped water levels drop on the street in the north bay. some areas did flood and we could see it happen again tomorrow. the river rose with in a few feet of topping its banks and in kernville the russian river rose 14 feet. >> there were 14 steps here. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, it's come up 7, 8, steps in five hours. >> the national weather service issued
watch for the rest of the newscast witha check own on power out aims. >> and the local cities that want a is it da task. . >>> rain moderate to heavy. gusty winds, warnings and watching foavy rain and one of those cells going over wood side. more on that coming up shortly. >> thank you. if you plan to fly out of sfo this morning you better call ahead. several can canceled flights and delayed. starting at nine some arriving flights may be delayed more than three hours. the same thing happened yesterday. several flights were delayed up to three hours. >>> lot of heavy winds and downed trees have left more than 15,000 pg&e customers with no power. more than 4500 are in the peninsula area in the dark. 3700 in the south bay, 7600 in the north bay. the bay bridge, the richmond, san rafael bridge, the san mateo bridge have all had power outages. >> today we may find out if same sex couples in california will be able to get married legally. allison burns is in the washington dc newsroom to tell us what's at stake at the court. >> reporter: we have a crew at the court now, same sex couples in
will be impacted. but citi says the changes will help save money this year and more in 2013. >>> president obama is expected to announce his nominees for secretary of defense and secretary of state. that's according to white house sources. reportedly, former republican senator, chuck hagel is on the short list for secretary of defense to replace leon panetta who is stepping down. another top contender, john kerry. but the president is also considering to replace hillary clinton with john considerry. susan rice for the united nations, she is still facing opposition because of statements she made about the libyan attack. >>> president obama is meeting with two different groups today. both have concerns about the fiscal cliff crisis. he will lead with the ceos of business leaders and then later, he will meet with native- american tribal leaders. the one issue where he's refusing to budge in fiscal cliff issues. >>> the voters passed prop 30, which raises taxes on people who earn more than $250,000 a year. it also increases the sales tax. well, the ucla and der son forecast says because of prop 30 -
of peralta road. authorities are still investigating how it started. >>> daly city officials are watching a hillside that collapsed after a water main break there month. crews have been shoring up the site near hillside park ever since the incident on november 13. an eight-inch pipe broke spilling about 45,000 gallons of water and trig earing mudslide. the city has spent almost half a million dollars replacing the soil and vegetation on the hillside. >>> for some things have pretty much wound down and we're seeing some sun of the for others it's still raining. there are some breaks in the clouds especially north and west. down toward parts of the east bay and san jose and on the peninsula, we still have some rain. couple updates here, casadero had 1.90. really heavy rain over toward clear lake. petaluma an inch and a half. santa rosa had over an inch of rain. lexington reservoir 2/3 of an inch. crockett half inch of rain. about a third to a quarter inch palo alto, sfo, oakland, san francisco, lesser amounts as you head south. the system is still producing some rain. most of this will wind
exam going on this. >> leave and debris are clogging city catch basins. anotherdrain just across the street threatened to over flow. another ocean beach -- cars continue to race through the water >> drive slowly. there'snowhere you to go quickly. don't walk through big huddle tell us of stamding water. youdon't know what's under there police blocked this off after a tree toppled. -- in the sunsetdistrict, the mission district, kind of all over town >> workers near city hall said the president wet and win de dimorning had one benefit >> usually you have to get here around 11:30 in the morning to avoid the kroudz >> again, another live look at cars splashing through the water on the public highway. it'sgiven away lots of sapd bags to -- reporting live at ocean beach in san francisco >> now, we head to north bay where some places got nearly 6 inches of rain today. all ofthat scombind rain really took a toll and at least one family is extremely luck wi can i they weren't hurt nfrments a matter of hours this 162 year old tree was transforted into mull m ch it kament kras krarning dow
, the ninners were 6-10. then in 1981, the 49ers, they didn't stop until they had won the city of san francisco's first world championship. >> to win it all, it means a difference. and to our society if you come in second that it is not that good, you know. it might be years later, but it's at that moment that you're the loser if you lose that game. and we managed to win those games all the way on through. >> reporter: now, three times under walsh, they won the ultimate game. from the catch, joe montana to dwight clark to the nearly perfect season of 1984 to walsh's final super bowl championship, and his team executed the routine along with the spectaculars. they earn maybe the greatest reputation in any endeavor. a group that you just can't ever count out. >> that's the thing that they had a unique ability. when they got tight and close, we didn't do things that we were pulling from the new stuff that we were just playing for them. we went right back to the fundamental of offense. that's why we had so much success in that time. >> bill walsh is the one guy in my life that believed in me when i
to come to an end tomorrow. the city and parks has given them until tomorrow to park and end. the city plans to put a park there. supporters claim the center was target because it attracting homeless people to golden state park and the surrounding neighborhoods. >>> a two alarm fire burned two homes and led the authorities to an illegal marijuana growing operation. the fire started around 1:30 in the attic of a home in ashburg and spread into the house next door. that second home at 1550 page is a huge ornate victoria that was featured in a documentary on the hippy movement. both homes suffered damage but no one was hurt. >> these old victorians are made of brick wood, they are usually very dense and packed together and usually when you see one on fire you lose three. >> at this point police have not made any arrests. >>> a study is the first of its kind to track the effects of synthetic the áf marijuana known as k2. that's a small fraction of the 5 million drug related er visits. k2 has many harmful side effects even though it's marketed like a safe alternative to the real thing. >>>
. >>> well, texas city leaders are asking for advanced warning in the event same-sex becomes formally legalized. this coming friday, the u.s. court will decide whether to review the challenge to prop 8. california's voter apressured ban on gay marriage. now, if the high court refusing to -- refuses to hear the case, the earlier ruling would make same-sex marriage legal in california. if that happens, they would need at least 24 hours to prepare for a flood of marriage license requests. >>> andre ward will defend his titles in two months. the super middleweight champ will fight his opponent in los angeles on january 27th. he defeated dawson in the oracle arena in september. he's undefeated since winning gold at the 2004 summer olympics. >>> oakland as players are donating some of their playoff money to charity. they have decided to give away one share worth more than $34,000. their donation will be split between several charities, including big brothers and big sisters and the united way of the bay area. >> how about that? >> 7:18. grab an umbrella, we're getting some wild weather. our
. traffic is flowing nicely in both directions and no delays into foster city or hayward on the opposite side. >>> in daily city, it was compromised by a water-main break, the water rupture sent thousands of gallons of water into several streets two weeks ago. bails of hay and mesh are put into place to prevent more and storm drains have been cleared to make sure the water has a place to go. stay with us throughout the morning around we are monitoring conditions minute-by- minute as they change on the air. also here on our website and mobile apps. >>> there is an investigation happening right now at alameda high school. several fires were reported just hours ago. brian flores is here to tell us why this may be the work of an arsonnest, dave? >>> you can see this is an active scene and you can see the crime tape, some windows are open as well. this remains after an early morning fire inside one of the classrooms and according to some investigators, they say when they arrived one of the classrooms had flames coming out of it coming from a nearby window and they quickly put it out. they fou
for these next two systems over the coming days. you can get them as long as you are a resident in the city's public works yard, but keep in mind, there is a limit of 10 sandbags per household. it is not quite as much of an issue but no word on when the highway will reopen. ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> steve has been mentioning this next storm is expected to arrive in the north bay. they could expect flooding of rivers in small creaks. it will have workers and heavy machinery where a new culvert will be put to the test. >> what we need to do is manage debris during the flood. >> now it is part of a napa river flood project and the current level is at three feet, flooding stage is at 9 feet. stay with us for up to the minute coverage, it will be here for us online and on your mobile device. >>> michael bloomberg wants congress to move fast to approve federal funding for hurricane sandy. they met with a dozen lawmakers and new york is asking for $42 billion in extra aid. they are asking for the almost $27 billion in recovery. >>> well earlier today they are voting whether to recognize pale
in napa where the flood warning was canceled. >> reporter: napa city officials expect the napa river in downtown to crest within the hour. it was thought the napa river downtown might exceed flood state but it will fall smart of the mark. -- fall short of the mark but it did see areas of flooding. >> this is the pope street bridge. a historic spot and a spot for locals to watch the rain swollen napa river. >> i think it will flow out nicely and we will be fine by this afternoon. >> reporter: confident it wouldn't happen today but a few miles north the napa river did. >> flooded. pretty flooded coming down deer park, where the peach trees trees are. >> reporter: the napa river crept into vineyards as well. deer park road was partially blocked. up two miles the lane was closed. most drivers turned away, some did not. >> it looks like we got off easy. i mean, we have flooded vineyards and things like that. >> reporter: these area iztypically flood. -- areas typically flood. the risk of flooding had passed. >> that is due in part to the fact the rain stopped. had it continued to dump sev
if the tax id number of the alleged charity is valid. in it case, it isn't. the number is for a city business license you get on- line. the person who runs the office told us that the information you submit each your name is not verified. if they would have checked like we did at the location lifted for losa lee house they would find this motel. >> st. joseph's catholic church sharonh the homeless and domestic violence victims and she was suspicious when she saw a man collecting for rosalee house, not the one she knew in san francisco. she called willie mcmillan at the number to see if there was shelter space for one of her client client. >> he said we work with individuals, but we're ought off money now. >> reporter: when i scald willie mcmillan he said why i was picking on him and said he would call me back with his tax id number and an attorney would call me, no one has. >> what is the name of this charity? >> as for dee, when she saw us coming she grabbed the money lockbox. >> reporter: can you ask willie to come out here? willie is the boss? are you talking to willie? >> loaded them
but they will delay efforts to clean the san. >> and also in daily city, a rupture compromised a water main break. bails of hay and mesh have been put in place and storm drains have been cleared to make sure the water has a place to go. stay tuned for monitoring conditions minute-by-minute on ktvu channel 2 morning news and www.ktvu.com mobile. >>> and the fire started on a top floor of a home on capital just before 10:30 last night. there were several people inside at the time including young children. one young girl was treat ford smoke inhalation on the scene. nobody was hurt. >>> they hit two buses and a car before flipping his own vehicle. it happened at russia and frog and we are told that the driver hit a stop sign and ploughed into immune any bus and hit a car. he managed to climb out and runaway before police arrived on the scene. none of the victims were up judd. >>> they refused to turnover the phone even at gunpoint. the couple had video of the suspect driving erratically. one got into the car and wrestled with the husband before he was pushed out. the suspects shot at the car as it d
are fixing storm damage. the city's public works department may not have enough man power to deal with all the problems. ktvu's david stevenson has more. >> reporter: rain is falling and the race is on to prepare san francisco neighborhoods, businesses and homes for the coming storms. >> i came around the backand surprise. >> the surprise, an aging tree. it crashed on to her property at 4:00 a.m. this morning. >> we will take responsibility for getting it right. >> reporter: the department of public works is under staffed but rushing to trim or remove trees that might blow down. the concern includes leaves on the sidewalk. >> if you see trees, leaves on the sidewalk, don't sweep it into the gutter. >> reporter: the fear is clogged catch basins. a whirlpool yesterday. >> as soon as that blockage cleared out water just went back into the drain. >> reporter: at ocean beach they reopened the great highway. heavy rain last week caused a sewage spill. >> we should have it open today before the rains hit. >> reporter: even as homeowners loaded up on sand bags some were determined to make the bes
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